Monday, February 20, 2012

feet first

"she was meek"
The name given my newest Heart Strings
which by the way, is the necklace I just completed 
and is used as the class example for the online class I will be teaching this summer 
at Artful Gathering.
Teaching an online class is something I have wanted to do for quite some time, 
but really didn't have the time or the know how.
So, I thought the best way to accomplish both these goals was to just go ahead and do it.
Yes, that's me.  Commit and then learn.
You could say I learn by fire...quite the concept, don't you think?
"Heart Strings"
So, as I look at the word meek, 
added over a week ago to the tiny book designed during the taping of my newest 
Heart Strings,
I feel humbled as I reflect upon what I've learned so far...  
  1. I am part of a group of ladies who are incredibly giving and supportive. 
  2. I could not have chosen a better group to help me begin learning the ins and outs of teaching an online class, than the group I am a part of at Artful Gathering.
  3. I am so glad that I have completed the first of my two classes today, and am now half way through my commitment. 
  4. I really enjoy the videoing part of the class, but the editing is just about as much fun for me.  (I know this is where my creative side begins to kick in, even though I have only tipped the iceberg...this time around =)
  5. I still have much to learn about what all goes into teaching online classes. 
  6. I love learning new things, once I get past the actual part of beginning to learn new things. 
  7. I can hardly stop myself from thinking ahead, into future classes I would like to offer...online.
  8. I am thankful for other artists who love to share Information as much as I do.
  9. I love teaching and sharing what I know about the little that I know =)
  10. I am glad I have a supportive husband, because if I didn't have him, none of this would mean a thing to me.

9 comments:

stregata said...

I am sure you are a natural of this, Diane. That tassel is so opulent!

Linda Sadler said...

Diane- What a talent! You are able to do anything you put your mind to-I hope you do online classes, as I'm a long way from Texas. I learned so much from the classes I took with you last year-they helped me to really start pursuing my interest in jewelry making. I love you jewelry style-right up my alley.
Thanks,
Linda

mairedodd said...

really wonderful piece... sometimes we have to just approach things that way - life is short, dive in! your gratitude list is touching... and i am certain this class is going to be a blast!

Chris said...

Diane, I do admire your fearlessness~~I'm glad you are enjoying this process. I know your students will have an amazing experience!

Daryl Edelstein said...

Gorgeous .. I can see that dressing up a black turtleneck!

Renee Troy said...

Just signed up for AU and will see you in "Framed"...so excited. I am planning on doing your two wonderful online classes as well. Love, love, love!

Stacie said...

Wowee! That is a great necklace! I am pretty much the same...dive in and swim!

Cindy said...

I'm with you and Stacie, "dive in and swim!". :-) I think you know that about me.
It is awe-inspiring to think of how much you really did need to learn when it comes to an online workshop... and I'm not fond of steep learning curves but it feels so good once you're past the hurdle! You will reach so many new students, eager to learn from you! And you certainly have much more than a "little" to offer!! You are a very generous instructor, Diane. I won't forget how you let me use the instructor's soldering iron when mine didn't work! :-) hee hee.

Chris said...

Hi Diane, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/